Space

March 25, 2013

New space station crew members to launch, dock the same day

Three new crew members are set to launch to the International Space Station on a six-hour flight to travel from the launch pad to their destination.

Chris Cassidy of NASA, along with Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), are scheduled to launch in their Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:43 p.m., CDT, March 28. Live coverage on NASA Television begins at 2:30 p.m.

Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin will become the first station crew members to make an expedited trip to the orbiting laboratory. Instead of taking the standard two days to rendezvous and dock with the station, they will need only four orbits of Earth to reach the station. This flight will employ rendezvous techniques used recently with three unpiloted Russian Progress cargo spacecraft.

The crew will dock with the station’s Poisk module at 9:32 p.m., with NASA TV coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. Hatches are scheduled to open between the Soyuz and station at 11:10 p.m., with NASA TV coverage beginning at 10:30 p.m.

Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin will join Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency, Tom Marshburn of NASA and Roman Romanenko of Roscosmos, who have been aboard the outpost since December 2012.

NASA TV also will provide extensive coverage of activities from March 21-27 leading up to the flight. All times are Central:

 

March 21

1 p.m. – Video File of the Expedition 35/36 crew activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

 

March 25

11 a.m. – Video File of the Expedition 35/36 crew activities and Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft encapsulation in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

 

March 26

11 a.m. – Video File of the Expedition 35/36 Soyuz TMA-08M rocket mating and rollout to the launch pad in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, plus launch pad interviews

 

March 27

2 p.m. – Russian State Commission meeting and final Expedition 35/36 pre-launch crew news conference in Baikonur, Kazakhstan

 

March 28

2:30 p.m. – Expedition 35/36 Soyuz TMA-08M launch coverage (launch scheduled at 3:43 p.m.); includes video B-roll of the crew’s pre-launch activities

6 p.m. – Video File of Expedition 35/36 Soyuz TMA-08M pre-launch, launch video B-roll and post-launch interviews

8:30 p.m. – Expedition 35/36 Soyuz TMA-08M docking coverage

10:30 p.m. – Expedition 35/36 Soyuz TMA-08M hatch opening and other activities

 

March 29

1 a.m. – Video File of Expedition 35/36 Soyuz TMA-08M docking, hatch opening and other activities

 

For NASA TV schedule and video streaming information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

 




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